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Feasibility of Remote Control and Development of Remote Control Devices and Sensors - 8 Volume Set. Volume 8 - Feasibility Study of Remote/automatic Controls for Continuous Miners.
NTIS: PB/224-263 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :54 pages
The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using remote and/or automatic controls for operation of a drum-type continuous-mining machine. Based upon the study, it was concluded that on-site automatic or semiautomatic controls are not feasible for this type of machine since it requires man to be in a high- accident zone (within 25 feet of the face). In addition, such control modes are economically unattractive, yielding only marginal gains in production efficiency. On-site control for the continuous- miner operations that are associated with shuttle car docking and loading is ruled out for the same reasons. A key conclusion of the study identified visual information as being essential for the mining and dock/load functions.
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NTIS: PB/224-263; Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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